Archive for the 'The Media' Category


The Sarah Polley Movie

Used to be movies came on like a lion and then disappeared. Music entered the scene like a lamb and lasted. But no more. Records were all about traction, how could you get something to stick. Movies were about getting people into the theatre right away. At first, there was no television for reruns, the […]

Video Music Awards

What channel is MTV again? And what kind of crazy fucked up world do we live in where an unscripted precursor is the height of the show. That’s right, the shooting of Suge Knight was this year’s memorable moment, and that’s all the VMAs are about these days, trying to create lasting impressions, which this […]

Steve Boone’s Lovin’ Spoonful Book

They were the Pixar of their day, their first seven singles hit the “Billboard” Top Ten back when that meant something. But Steve Boone believes, despite being in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the Lovin’ Spoonful don’t get any respect. Musicians… The audience adores them, the businessmen deplore them, but without their tunes […]

Availability

This is why I hate the book business. There’s been a raft of publicity for William Deresiewicz’s book “Excellent Sheep: The Miseducation of the American Elite and the Way to a Meaningful Life” wherein the author decries the soft choices of today’s Ivy League graduates. But I can’t buy it. Oh, it began in “The […]